Cops fired for soliciting bribes

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Three police officers have been dismissed from the Botswana Police Service on allegations of soliciting bribes from illegal immigrants.

The fired officers, Masimba Monyatsi, Kenosi Molemo, and Ookeditse Moreng, were arrested in a sting operation by the Internal Affairs of the police service and the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Court papers state that they were charged with acting in discreditable conduct contrary to the Police Act.

"The allegations levelled against them were that on August 2017, they solicited bribes from illegal immigrants to avoid charging them for various offences they had committed," reads court documents. The Court of Appeal (CoA) has upheld the Commissioner’s decision to dismiss the officers.

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